FIRE TRAINING WITH CONTROLLED STRUCTURE BURNS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

If you see smoke in Twentynine Palms this week, don’t be too alarmed, the fire department is burning down some area houses as part of training. It’s part of a joint action by the city and the San Bernardino County Fire Department to benefit both. The firefighters get to train

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CALTRANS WARNS OF HEAVY TRAFFIC ON I-10 THIS WEEKEND

Caltrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the Coachella music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio from Friday, April 21, through Monday, April 24. Motorists are urged to avoid traveling I-10 Friday through Monday night. If

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CONTROLLED BURN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Most residents of rural areas are accustomed to seeing occasional “controlled burns” of unwanted brush and plant life. What’s not usually included, however, are buildings. Reporter David Haldane says that’s about to change… If you happen to see smoke in Twentynine Palms this week, don’t be alarmed; it’s just the

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FOOD PROGRAM GOES INDIAN

Keeping up with the best ways to grow, store and cook fresh food is an ongoing process. One local group works to spread the word about eating healthy, and developing nutritious habits. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how you can get involved … The Joshua Tree Local Food Program invites

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BLUE JEAN BALL FUNDRAISER AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

Put on your favorite pair of jeans and get ready to dance. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation the 29 Palms Art Gallery Blue Jean Ball… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will celebrate its 65th anniversary with its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Blue Jean Ball. The event

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TWO LANDERS MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING WARRANT SEARCH THURSDAY

Two Landers men were arrested Thursday during the service of a search warrant in Landers. About 1 p.m.deputies went to the 2200 block of Tori Lane where they found James Shovey, 53, and Ethan Wichita, also 53. During the search, deputies found suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. James Shovey was

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JOSHUA TREE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL MOVES TO SUNDAYS

The Joshua Tree Farmers Market, with its arts and crafts vendors, is so popular that founder Lori Herbel has decided to give the arts and crafts vendors their own market. Starting Sunday, April 23, vendors selling hand-made arts and crafts will be at Turtle Island in downtown Joshua Tree from

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COMMUNITY CONCERT FEATURES A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA

A Yucca Valley church will feature a tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” tomorrow. Kirby Davis invites you to the community concert… The Community Concert Series at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will present A Tribute to Frank Sinatra Sunday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. Former Las Vegas entertainer Tommy Hernandez will

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SUSPECT IN LAST WEEK’S WAL-MART ARMED ROBBERY ARRESTED

The man suspected of robbing Walmart last week was arrested in Yucca Valley Tuesday. About 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, the man entered Walmart and demanded money from a cashier. He then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Sheriff’s Department publicized a photo of the suspect

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NAVY CHANGES REGS ABOUT POSTING NUDE PHOTOS

Posting nude pictures of service members without consent is now, for all intents and purposes, a crime in the Navy and Marine Corps—a response to the nude photo-sharing scandal that surfaced when a reporter outed a private Facebook group of Marines and sailors that was used at times to swap

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FIREFIGHTERS TRAINING IN CONTROLLED BURNS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS NEXT WEEK

Most residents of rural areas are accustomed to seeing occasional “controlled burns” of unwanted brush and plant life. What’s not usually included, however, are buildings. Reporter David Haldane says that’s about to change… If you happen to see smoke in Twentynine Palms next week, don’t be alarmed; it’s just the

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE GRAND MARSHALS ANNOUNCED, ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE

The organizers of the Grubstake Days parade have announced their grand marshals for 2017. Ed Hardesty Sr., and Art Miller Jr. will be leading the 67th annual parade down Highway 62 May 27. Ed Hardesty’s family has a 73-year history in the Morongo Basin; his mother was Yucca Valley’s first

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TAKE A HIKE WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT THIS SUNDAY

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District and Joshua Tree National Park have partnered on a project designed to promote wellness through exercise and even help patients healing from illness, injury or surgery. Called “Take a Hike,” this free program enables local medical providers to write a prescription good for 90-days’ entrance

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED A STATE GOLD RIBBON WINNER

Twentynine Palms High School has struck academic gold. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced 275 state-wide winners of the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program yesterday. The honor replaces the California Distinguished Schools Program. Schools are lauded for doing a better job putting into action Common Core-based academic content

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YUCCA VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS HELP DELIVERY BABY TUESDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a call Tuesday they’ll never forget: they helped a woman deliver a baby. County paramedic Ezekiel Morales said firefighters were called to a home on Kickapoo Trail near Onaga Avenue when it became obvious that the 27-year-old mother wasn’t going to make it to the

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LANDERS TIRE-ROUND UP NETS A RECORD HAUL

They called it the “Greater Landers Monster Tire Round Up II,” and by all accounts it broke every record. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Saturday’s Tire Round Up in Landers was successful beyond compare with County Code Enforcement reporting an estimated 14 tons, or approximately 1,000, mostly illegally dumped tires

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JOSHUA WOMAN ACCUSED OF VANDALISM AND BURGLARY

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Monday, after a resident said she vandalized and burglarized his home. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 6000 block of Outpost Road about 11:20 a.m. when the homeowner said a woman, identified as Michelle Davila, 40, entered his property and caused about $2,000 of

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING LOCAL ROAD RAGE INCIDENT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a road rage incident in Yucca Valley Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a motorcycle rider crashed into a northbound Subaru car near Terra Vista Drive and Old Woman Springs Road about 1 p.m. Witnesses told deputies that the motorcycle rider threw a punch at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Friday morning, after his wife said he hit her and their baby. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called just after 1 a.m. to say that she and her husband, Dezell Carroll, 27, had been arguing in the 71600 block of Cactus

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING TO KILL HIS BROTHERS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of threatening to kill his brothers. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Balboa Avenue about 4:15 p.m. because Eric Baez, 41, was violating a restraining order that prohibited him from contacting his family there. However,

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